“Our Homes, Our Rights” on Chinese Immigrant Struggles [Video]

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 at 10:06 am by

Set aside fifteen minutes to watch this informative docu-narrative about the struggle of working class Chinese immigrants in the face of rampant gentrification, and the resultant landlord abuse.  Our Homes, Our Rights is a student film sponsored by CAAAV.org, an organization that works to “build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.”

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The following quote pretty much sums it up, courtesy of Hyun Lee:

Real estate developers are trying to change the character of these neighborhoods.  A lot of poor people are being pushed out and displaced to make way for young professionals moving into these neighborhoods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6V2pCIRSvU

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